Charles “Chuck” Leo Perkins, age 84, died July 17, 2017 following a lengthy illness.
Born March 20, 1933 in Denham Springs, LA, he was the son of the late L.D. and Alice Perkins. He was a veteran of the U. S. Air Force having served as a Staff Sergeant in the Air Police Squadron during the early 1950’s.
Chuck had been employed as an electrician for 50 years. He was a member of the Mesa County Search and Rescue, Snow Skippers, Western Slope ATV Association, and Calvary Chapel Church. Chuck enjoyed snowmobiling, riding his RZR, fishing, hunting, gardening, being outside in his yard, and watching his beloved LSU and Broncos play football.
He was a hard worker, a good friend to many and always willing to lend a helping hand. Chuck was a loving husband, and faithfully read his Bible and prayed every day. Chuck served the Lord in the Kairos prison ministry and helped build an orphanage on two missions trips to Africa, bringing light and electricity for the first time to orphans in Kamaila, Zambia.
Chuck was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Bill, Sydney, and Hines Ray, and his sister, Lillie. He is survived by his wife, Donna, his sons, Greg (Patti), Terry (Vonnie), Jerry (Nona), and Charlie (Nancy); his step-daughters, Kristy (Dennis) Reuss, Holly Dyer, Shelly Covert, and adopted daughter, Rene’ Landry; his brothers, Danny (Sue), and Wiley (Hilda); two sisters, Gracie (Gene) and Faye; nine grandchildren and many, many great grandchildren.
Memorial services will be on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Canyon View Vineyard Church Chapel, 736 24 ½ Road, Grand Junction, CO. Please consider making a memorial contribution in Chuck’s name to HopeWest Hospice Care Center, 3090B North 12th St., Grand Junction, CO 81506
Charitable donations may be made to:
Hope West Hospice
3090 North 12th Street, Grand Junction CO 81506